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Old 09-09-2010, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default Whats next for my 05 RS?

So I dont think I will be selling my car any time soon so I guess I will work on her a bit.

Just wondering what is the next thing I should do/add to her for a better ride.

Mods so far for my 05 RS:

Perrin Underweight Pulley
WRX PSM side skirts
Front (black) Lip
WRX wing
Tinted windows
Carbon fiber front grill (getting warn out)
Rally Armor Mud flaps
3" cat back tsunami exhaust

Working on:
(Have at home, just not on the car)

Stock grill with "I" decal
Tanabe df210 lowering springs


Still needing:
17/18" rims 5x100 8.0 (still on stock)
N/A tune



So what is the next big thing I can do to the car for a little more power/fun?
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:39 PM   #2
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cams and exhaust with a tune.

or

Swap


or just bolt on a turbo/tune and run low boost.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:45 PM   #3
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For fun.. I would say swaybars and endlinks good bang for you buck performance mod.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:57 PM   #4
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He said power/fun! haha
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:11 PM   #5
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When I had my NA 2001 Leg I did springs/shocks/swbrs/ALK and STi tranny and engine mounts. All great!
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:16 PM   #6
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Whoops

Forgot, I have a greddy front strut tower too
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:30 PM   #7
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That won't do much of anything. Rear sway bar is one of the funnest mods for an NA Subie IMO.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:57 PM   #8
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I found with my RS, intake, header and exhaust are fun.
-Header will give you the noice sound to your exhaust. Unequal length.
-Cams are good bang for your buck, you can get colt reground cams for less than $100 a cam, but you have to do some work to install them.
-Rear lower sway bar, something from a wrx should fit and it helps.
-Front fender brace - i was told this is more noticeable than the front strut bar
-Short shifter, makes it feel a bit snappier.
-get coil overs, they have better feel (imo) than drop springs/stock strut combo
-Tranny / diff mounts, snug up the feel of the vehicle and helps reduce something or other...
-Bolt on turbo to stock engine (so many ppl are going to flame me for this suggestion ) run low boost and get a conservative tune. I think uptown-ts was selling a bolt on kit for a N/A subbie around $1000 (might be wrong), but you need a piggy-back ecu setup with that.
-Gut the interior of your car, remove sound deadening material making the vehicle lighter

or take out a $10,000 loan and swap your car (should be less than that, if you source a decent price front clip from a write off... I might be able to help you find something like that, but you need to find someone to install it)
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:57 PM   #9
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Can you recomment one? Or would I jus look into a WRX/STI 04/05 stock?
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:01 PM   #10
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best bet is find a WRX or STI, any year is a better starting point then your RS, unless you stepped back to a GC RS and then its worth it only because like people have said you couldn't get anything better then NA in N/A
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:01 PM   #11
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recommend one what? motor for swapping?

lol... I think I remember you had a post wanting to buy a motor to swap and someone posted a link and I think it was the motor I bought and put in my car lol

personally I would try and stick with the year of your car for the year of the donor car. 05-05 kinda thing
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:29 PM   #12
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Rear sway bar is one of the funnest mods for an NA Subie IMO.
+1!!!
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:36 PM   #13
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recommend one what? motor for swapping?

lol... I think I remember you had a post wanting to buy a motor to swap and someone posted a link and I think it was the motor I bought and put in my car lol

personally I would try and stick with the year of your car for the year of the donor car. 05-05 kinda thing

lol sorry, i posted this and didnt see any of the other posts.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:38 PM   #14
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I would be interested in doing a full swap but i keep hearing i should just goto a WRX. Then I would still need to sell my car and find a good WRX..

wouldnt mind getting a rear sway and end links. should i got wrx or sti for these?
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:49 AM   #15
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I would definitely go for Rear sway bar and endlinks.

A 22-24mm adjustable with kartboy or whiteline endlinks should do the job.
Might as well do the front sway bar and endlinks too!

DO NOT get STI endlinks as they will NOT fit. Look for parts under wrx.

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Old 09-10-2010, 02:15 AM   #16
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I would definitely go for Rear sway bar and endlinks.

A 22-24mm adjustable with kartboy or whiteline endlinks should do the job.
Might as well do the front sway bar and endlinks too!

DO NOT get STI endlinks as they will NOT fit. Look for parts under wrx.
Thanks for the info This will be next on the list
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:18 PM   #17
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Any one have these for sale?
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:43 PM   #18
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front sway bars wont work from a wrx/sti on your car. the cross member is different between turbo and non-turbo cars.
rears will be fine
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:00 PM   #19
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Got a question for you guys. When I got my car it came with a short ram intake. I think its a no name off ebay. If i got a better one (name brand) would I see an improvement?
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:11 PM   #20
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no.


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Old 09-12-2010, 04:18 AM   #21
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upgrade brakes to WRX 4pot/2pot?
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